Jacksonville, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jacksonville, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Jacksonville had a population of 12,904 as of July 1, 2017. Jacksonville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jacksonville is located at latitude 33.8091 and longitude -85.7539 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jacksonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The City of Jacksonville (GNIS ID: 2404780) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jacksonville is located within Jacksonville Division of Calhoun County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jacksonville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jacksonville: Drayton, Greens Trading Post, Jackson, Jackson Ville, Jacksoonville, Jaksonville, Madison.

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Jacksonville, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,904
Daytime Population: Workers 4,638
Daytime Population: Residents 7,653
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,291
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 11,441
Population in Familes 7,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,463
Population Density2 1,300
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $37,132
Average Household Income $53,829
Per Capita Income $22,352


Total Housing Units 5,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,234 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,801 (51.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 378 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $148,306
Average Home Value $171,040


Total Households 5,036
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 2,532
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.0%
Households 0.33% -0.09%
Families 0.36% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Jacksonville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jacksonville to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 53 91st
Population Density # 31 95th
Diversity Index # 147 74th
Median Household Income # 337 42nd
Per Capita Income # 228 61st

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